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Elephant mask - BAMILEKE - Cameroon

Lot reference 15512975

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2nd half of the 20th century - Perfect condition

These long masks with very rich polychrome were worn by high-ranking members in the bamileke society.
Exhibited on the occasion of the funeral of some warriors, the wearthere waved ears and faked the attack of the elephant, an animal that symbolised this mask.
In African art, the animal Kingdom has a special place because of its pervasive physical proximity. Some animals have largely integrated the cosmogonies of many ethnicities. The elephant is a clear example and they give Royal virtues to works that symbolise them.
The bamileke society had several initiatory associations including the mwola and the komiyo, this society allowed the men to wear these masks.
A hat or feathers could also be added on the top.

Size: 100 x 50 cm.
Weight: 1150 grams
Materials: fabric, beads.
Stand: not included.

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 35
Member since: September 19, 2017
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    no me llego la mascara
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    danimalsalvaje January 18, 2018

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    The mask is in the postal office in Spain.
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    Excellent je me suis trompé dans mon dernier message il s agissait d un autre achat.L envoi de African tribal collection était rapide ,bien empaqueté et d’excellente qualité esthétique,
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    JulesLevieux January 17, 2018

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    Un masque emblématique pour ma famille qui m'a enchanté par son réalisme. Grand merci.
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    Dankaertseeke January 17, 2018

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    Yerres January 15, 2018

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    Snel en goed afgehandeld.
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    sathee January 15, 2018

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Austria $ 41.22
Belgium $ 11.66
Canada $ 80.63
Denmark $ 41.22
France $ 21.51
Germany $ 21.51
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